We are grateful to J.-Y. Grandpeix for his help in the intellectual seeds of this work and fruitful comments throughout the course of this study. We also wish to thank J.-P. Lafore and S.C. Sherwood for stimulating discussions. We acknowledge N. Gauvrit for useful exchanges on the “order zero diameter” and for his interest in our work. We also thank A. Andersson for their helpful exchanges on HOAPS data. Karim Ramage and Sophie Cloche are acknowledged for their assistance and for providing datasets used for this study via ClimServ. The thoughtful comments of two anonymous reviewers helped us to reorganize and improve the paper. This work is partly supported by the LEFE MISTERRE national program.
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